Bikini fairing question

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We've had some unusually dry weekends here in Seattle and I've been racking up the miles. Highway work is a little tiring though. I have to hold my head and body forward lest I get blown clear off the bike.

I have a Dunstall fairing and have thought about trying to figure out if I want to try to fab mounts that attach it via the headlight ears. However, being a big dummy, I didn't leave enough slack in the electrical to move the headlight forward four or five inches.

So, I was looking at a little bikini fairing like this one: http://omarsdtr.com/fairnew1.html

My questions are: will it help at all with the wind buffeting to have a bikini fairing on the bike and/or will it look stupid and out of place?

I think the pic's of Ludwig's bike show something like this. Correct?

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Personal preference as to style.

As far as effective wind protection, they are better than nothing by at least 100%.

I wish Tracy still made the old 2000 / 2001 series quarter fairings with a bit more angular look and taller windscreen.

Emgo used to make a Shoei replica of the quarter fairing with extended hand protection, I've got one on my 2000 Triumph Legend and it is the perfect solution for looks & protection (in my opinion). These seem to be prevalent around the Pacific rim on police bikes.
 
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Bikini fairings are cool. I like the little fly screen type that just covers the head light.
 
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I've never tried one but popular folklore has it that Commandos quite often don't really like extra weight pivotting with the forks and that a fairing should be frame - mounted.

As with all Commando handling traits, this is probably just the final straw in a problem which already existed.

There seem to be quite a lot of those small tinted polycarbonate wind deflectors in use over the last few years. I haven't heard any bad reports.
 
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Thanks for the replies.

Omar's has a quarter fairing as well - and I like ti a little better than the bikini. http://omarsdtr.com/fairnew3.html

Don't know if I'll run into the same wiring harness issues I have with my Duntall though. $300 just to try it then if it works I'll be out another hundred getting it painted. Ouch.

Need to do something though. Above 80 mph the bike is a full on workout.
 
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I have one of these for sale they work well at higher speeds and dont introduce any side to side issues.
Bikini fairing question

Bikini fairing question
 
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